In recognition of David A. Lanegran’s commitment to engagement with the community, the Lanegran Endowed Fund supports a range of activities that help to dissolve the wall between the classroom and the broader world for geography students.

Annually, the Geography Department hosts Lanegran Days which consists of several activities supported by the endowed fund including, visiting speakers and guest lecturers, and community engagement outings.

David Lanegran ’63 was actively engaged as a teacher-scholar at Macalester College for 46 years (1969-2015) and continues today connecting with students, alumni and the Macalester community.

2024 Lanegran Days

Keynote Address
February 16, 2024 at 5:00 PM CDT, Kagin Ballroom
“Leveraging an Education in Geography to a Career in Location Advisory, Site Selection and Negotiation”
Speaker: Matt Jackson ’92, Executive Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle Business Consulting Group

Matt Jackson is an Executive Managing Director in the Jones Lang LaSalle Business Consulting Group.  He is based in Washington DC.  Mr. Jackson is responsible for assisting companies with global operating footprint strategy, cross border direct investment, location strategy and site selection, incentives negotiations, portfolio strategy and occupancy optimization.

Mr. Jackson has 27 years of experience assisting corporations with the global configuration and optimization of corporate operations to achieve revenue, margin and innovation objectives.  He specializes in assisting companies with global business platform design, cross border direct investment strategy, manufacturing platform strategy, office platform strategy, SG&A process configuration, structural cost reengineering, workplace strategy, location strategy, incentives negotiations and site selection.  Mr. Jackson has conducted more than 500 related engagements for corporate clients.

Mr. Jackson brings a unique global perspective to Firm client’s having dedicated a career to global issues.  He has worked extensively in many of the world’s key markets for international expansion including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and the United States.

Contact:  Laura Kigin, Geography Department Coordinator, [email protected]